During a discussion on my SiriusXM program about the expulsion of two Black legislators—Justin Jones and Justin Pearson—Kevin from Bowling Green, Kentucky called my program to make a comparison between the peaceful protests by students inside the Tennessee Capitol and January 6th.
This was something we saw the Tennessee Speaker of the House, Cameron Sexton, outlandishly claim following the protest by thousands marching on the Tennesee State Capitol—and he rightly got a lot of pushback.
Kevin, right out of the gate, called the protest something that "turned into a semi-riot." I had to stop him in its tracks on that one, as it wasn’t anything near a semi-riot, just a peaceful protest. He continued:
But the policemen were there. They let some people get through so they didn't get injured. But on our beliefs of January 6th — and what if a couple Republicans went with those insurgents, quote unquote —What would have happened to them because of their beliefs?
"Wait," I interjected. "Are you really making a comparison between this and January 6th? Seriously? ‘We have our beliefs. You have your beliefs.’ Wait a minute…"
“…January 6th was an insurrection against this country. People came armed and people came with plans. White supremacist groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers had a plan to bring guns up the river and hold hostage members of Congress."
I went on, schooling him on exactly what happened on January 6th.
He managed to mumble out:
Some were bad, don't get me wrong.
Oh wow. I then just had to ask if he was "that insane" or just watches Tucker Carlson.
Kevin had nothing more to say, or he realized he was not going to get anywhere, and said, "Thank you for your time," before hanging up.
You have to hear this one to get the full sense of it.
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